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senate democrats vote the nuclear option, they vote to end the fill i bust der bus it comes with a warning from republicans. >> my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this. you'll regret it a lot sooner than you think. phone-friendly skies. the government proposes new rules to let you use your cell phone during air flight. >> apparently official. president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. >> and on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president john f. kennedy, a witness to the tragedy shares her story. >> i was the last film of the limousine before he got shot. captioning funded by cbs
this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 22nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the senate has changed the way it does business. senate democrats approved a historic rules change that all but ends the use of a filibuster to delay most presidential nominations. president obama welcomed the shift, but republicans are crying foul and warned that dangerous precedent has been set. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. this rule change is so controversial it's known in washington as the nuclear option. it basically removes the ability of the minority party to block most presidential nominations. now, democrats say republicans have used the filibuster to in a campaign of obstruction against president obama. republicans say democrats have a hidden agenda. >> the ayes are 52, the nays are 48.
>> with all but three of their members agreeing to the change, democrats have effectively killed the filibuster in the senate. now the threshold to move a nomination forward drops from 60 votes to a simple majority of 51. >> the change would ensure executive and judicial nominations on an up or down vote on nominations. yes, no. >> president obama says republicans have used a record amount of filibusters to block his nominees. >> today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisioned. >> but republicans say democrats are making this move to divert the public's attention from the botched rollout of the affordable care act. >> this strategy of distract, distract, distract is getting old. >> and while the rule change is meant to move the senate beyond the partisan politics, it could separate the two sides even further. the opponents say the 51% vote
threshold removes the ability of the party to have a say. they cater to the extreme wing on the other side of the charge. >> my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this, and you'll regret this a lot sooner than you think. >> now, this rule has not been changed since 1975 when the senate voted to lowering the filibuster from 60 votes to a two-thirds majority. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. this morning a cold front threatens to deliver snow to much of the southwest. winter weather advisories and snow warnings are posted from nevada to kansas. up to a foot of snow is possible in parts of utah, colorado, and new mexico. wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour slammed central utah just north of salt lake city last night. the wind knocked down power lines. hundreds of households lost power. the strong winds are expected to last through tomorrow. federal prosecutors are appealing a conditional ruling that would release a central figure in a bribery scandal that has rocked the navy.
a sixth officer named in the case has been suspended. bigad shaban was in the courtroom. >> reporter: millay shann contractor leonard francis has pleaded not guilt. francis's shipping company has helped stock navy vessels with supplies for more than 25 years, but court documents accuse him of overbilling the navy for millions of dollars. three navy officials have also been charged in connection with the scandal. they allege they commanded business to francis's company and gave him classified information on shipping vest sells. when the navy began looking into allegations of fraud, francis allegedly bribed navy investigator john beliveau to get inside information on the probe. he even e-mailed a picture of a prostitute he asked for.
your kinda babe? >> you bet. hopefully i'm her kind of guy. francis faces three separate complaints as part of the corruption probe and he's pleaded not guilty to all of them. francis has been in custody since september but thursday night was granted an unusual bail that requires the multi-millionaire to rent the san diego apartment and pay for security cameras and a private guard outside of his building as part of his home dehengs. he must also pay a million dollar bond. bigad shaban, cbs news, san diego. the massachusetts high school student accused of killing his math teamer has been indicted. prosecutors charged 14-year-old philip chism with murder, aggravated rape, and armed robbery. they say he sexually assaulted and killed the teacher, stole her credit cards, underwear, and phone. he had previously pleaded not guilty to murder charges. kennedy cousin michael skakel wakes up a free man for
the first time in 11 years. he faces a possible retrial in the 1975 murder of his neighbor martha moxley. last month a judge ruled that skakel was not properly represented in his original trial. prosecutors are appealing. and overseas, a man and a woman who were arrested on charges who held three women as virtual slaves for decades are free on bail. the women were rescued from a house in london and are said to be doing remarkably well under the circumstances. mark phillips reports. >> reporter: police said they moved in on a house in a neighborhood in london after they discovered a tip that three women had been held there against their will for 30 years. a woman's protection charity had arranged for the three women to escape and the police arrested a man and a woman both in their 60s. the trapped women had apparently been allowed out occasionally but only under strict supervision. detective inspector kenneth
hyland of the human trafficking unit said the women had been tyra niced from their captors. >> they were all rescued. all three women were highly traumatized and were taken to a place of safety where they remain. >> police say there's no evidence of sexual abuse at this stage, but warned the investigation isn't over. if you break down the numbers, it seems the 30-year-old woman may have been held as a domestic slave all her life. mark phillips, cbs news, monday. well, coming up on the "morning news," stocks start the day at record levels. and cabin calls. they may allow passengers to make mobile phone calls during their flight. this is the "cbs morning news." well i drove grandpa to his speed dating this week,
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will cost more to ship ups and 00 dwer games is expected to excite the box office. alexis riis of the riis has that and more. good morning, alexis. good morning, anne-marie. on wall street records are becoming commonplace. for the first time in its 17-year history, the dow jones industrial average begins a trading day above 16,000. it's nudged higher by better than expected employment news. the dow gained 109 points yesterday. the nasdaq composite finished the day nearly 48 points higher. the dow also helped to boost stocks in asia. tokyo's nikkei gained a quarter of a percent. hong kong's hang seng gained a half a percent. mortgage rates are lower this week. rates declined after two weeks of increase. freddie mac said the average 30-year fixed loan fell to 4.2%. and the average on a fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.27%. a california jury ordered samsung to pay apple $290
million in a patent dispute. the verdict covers 13 samsung devices that a previous jury found copied features from apple's iphone and ipad. that jury awarded apple over billion dollars, but the judge ordered a new trial and lowered the award. samsung plans to appeal. united parcel service is increasing its rates. ups says its rates will go up an average of 4.9% next year. the shipping giant is feeling the competition from lower priced shipping services, especially with international customers. and that cargo-hauling jumbo jet that landed at the wrong point in kansas finally made it to its original destination. the 747 took off yesterday for the nine-minute flight to mcconnell's air force base. wednesday night it accidentally landed at a smaller field nine miles north of its intended destination. and "the hunger games":catching fire opens
nationwide today. the sequel features oscar winner jennifer warren. the original "hunger games" make a record and went on to gross $691 million worldwide. and anne-marie, something tells me it may just top it this time. it may top it this time. >> i'll be adding to it, i'll have to admit. >> me too. >> thanks a lot, alexis. airline passengers may soon be able to make phone calls while in the air. government regulators are weighing whether to relax the ban on in-flight cell phone use but as cnet's sumi das reports the move is meeting some resistance. >> reporter: people use their phones just about everywhere except here where cell phone use is banned. that could change. the federal exchange communication is considering allowing passengers to use their phones in-flight to make calls or use mobile data. the proposal would allow calls
above 10,000 feet but still ban the use of cell phones during takeoff and landing. the move comes on the heels of an faa decision to allow passengers to keep their electronic devices powered on gate to gate. >> i think what they'll probably do is look to see what your connectivity will be. if you're doing it over wi-fi, there is no reason for anyone to say that causes problems with the plane. >> the commission has gone down this road before. it considered relaxing the ban in 2004 but didn't take action after flight attendants and others lobbied against it. in a statement from the fcc, chairman tom wheeler acknowledged times have changed saying, quote, modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably. the airlines will still have to decide how much cellular usage they will allow on their planes. and then there's the question of whether people want to sit in a cabin full of people making phone calls. >> but i'm sure that airlines will institute parts of the
plane that will be the no-phone zone and they'll be highly sought after. >> reporter: the fcc will introduce the item at its december meeting and allow public comment on the proposal. in san francisco, i'm sumi das, cnet. no-phone zone. i like the idea. when we return, we'll meet the woman that took some of the last known footage of president kennedy just before he was assassinated. stir what's inside of you. ♪ [ engine revving ] [ tires screech ] ♪ [ male announcer ] that was bold. real bold. ♪
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, rain today, high of 55. sunshine in miami. rain in chicago. same goes for dallas. los angeles, cloudy with a high of 68. well, today the nation pauses to remember a dark day in its history. 50 years ago president john f. kennedy was shot and killed as his motorcade traveled through dealey plaza in dallas. this is how it looked when walter cronkite reported it on cbs. >> from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official. president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time, 2:00 eastern standard time, some 38 minutes ago. vice president johnson has left the hospital in dallas, but we do not know to where he has proceeded.
presumably he will be taking the oath of office shortly and will become the 36th president of the united states. >> thousands will gather at dealey plaza this morning for a solemn ceremony. in boston, the jfk library opens an exhibit of never-before displayed items from kennedy's funeral. and at the white house president obama meets with volunteer from the peace corps, a program kennedy created. vinita nair is in dallas with a story of a woman who was at dealey plaza a half a century ago and recorded the final seconds of the president's life. >> right on the corner. and as the motorcade approached, we stepped into the street. >> tina towner pender took a day off from school with her father to sigh john f. kennedy. she was thrilled to film the video of the motorcade. you shot footage no one else
got. i was the last film of the limousine before he got shot. >> reporter: you turned off the camera. what happened? >> i'm told it was two seconds. >> reporter: three shots were fired. president kennedy got hit. what was it like to be in the middle of that? >> it was confusing. people were running in all directions. there were sirens blaring everywhere. it was just chaos. >> reporter: less than two hours later lee harvey oswald was arrested. police determined he fired three rifle shots from this window in the book depository. >> it's hard to believe i was here for such a world tragedy. >> the family's camera is now on display at the museum where the book depository used to be. she dent want to attend. >> i don't like crowds. >> reporter: after this you don't like crowds? >> well -- it could have
something to do with it. i never thought of it. >> reporter: she said the dark memory hasn't faded in 50 years. in dallas, vinita nair, cbs news. cbs news will have much more on the anniversary of president's assassination throughout the day. scott pelley anchors fornlt's edition of the "cbs evening news" from dallas. and straight ahead, your fried morning weather. and oklahoma's kevin durant lights up the scoreboard, but he's outdone by a fan pulled from the stands. ♪ ♪ if i was a flower growing wild and free ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to be my sweet honeybee ♪ ♪ and if was a tree growing tall and green ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves ♪ grown in america. picked & packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life™.
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,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c.,howe here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., showers today with sunshine in atlanta. rain in st. louis with a high of 43. denver will be cloudy and sunny in seattle. time now for a check of the national forecast. it will be cold and snowy from the southwest to the plains. the desert southwest could see up to 2 inches of rain. a cold front settles into the midwest today. and look for rain in the northeast and south.
in sports two nfc southwest rivals match up on "thursday night football." the saints and falcons meeting in atlanta. new orleans quarterback drew brees throwed a 44-yard bomb to jimmy graham in the corner. graham celebrate as little too much. he leaves the goalpost crooked after slam dunking the ball over the cross bar there. they hand falcons their fourth straight loss, 17-13. in the nba, kevin durant scores 28 points as oklahoma city beats the clippers, 105-91. but the shot of the game belongs to fan brad brucker. the shot even leaves jay-z and beyonce impressed. he leaves with a $20,000 shot. finally a minor league hockey team is getting into the holiday spirit.
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heavy rains in colombia turned streets into a river. the flash floods sweep away a van. the driver climbs out and he struggles in the raging waters. finally local residents throw the man a rope and he's able to climb ashore. the van is pulled for several more blocks by the floodwaters. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. the senate approved a historic rules change, voting to eliminate the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees except at the supreme court. the move clears the way for controversial appointments. republicans warn the democrats will one day regret their actions. and london police freed three women who had been held as slaves for 30 years. one woman is believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery. a man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of forced labor.
they are free on bail. 26 people are dead in latvia in the collapse of a supermarket roof. 35 others were injured when the roof gave way. the store was packed with evening shoppers. rescuers pulled dozens of people from the rubble. officials say workers had been building a winter garden on the roof when it caved in. and three students at california state's san jose state university have been arrested for tormenting their roommate. there are calls for more diversities at the school. >> reporter: hundreds of students marched across the campus at san jose state university after three white students were charged for allegedly harassing their black roommate. >> it's sad to hear that things like this are going on in our campus. >> reporter: prosecutors charged two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old with misdemeanor
hate crime and battery charges. they say the three young men verbally and visit inially harassed their roommate because of his race. >> it started with a racially provocative nickname and went all the way to a full-scale battery by putting a bike lock around the victim's neck. >> reporter: officials say the student was called 3/5 and fraction. meaning the long ago practice of valuing a black man at 3/5 of the value of a white man. >> this is pretty outrageous. it's sad. >> reporter: the university didn't wait for the students to be arrested. >> we have suspended three students effective today. >> reporter: protesters want the school to better protect its students from harassment and open an african-american success center. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this
morning," we'll speak with bob schieffer on president kennedy's assassination. plus, a proposal to allow airline passengers to make cell phone calls. we'll speak with peter greenberg. and a look at hyundai's new hydrogen fueled car at the los angeles auto show. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
to check on traffic . typically b.a.r.t. starts at 4 a.m. they just said on a tweet there was no b.a.r.t. service until at least 5:00 this morning. they're having a malfunction. it left about 19 trains stranded. they're working to resolve the problem and the estimated time about 5:00. in the meantime if you're hitting the roads, this is what it looks like. a number of high wind advisoryings in effect for bay -- advisories in effect for bay area bridges. >> in the valleys we're seeing strong gusty winds. 33 miles per hour. napa, they had a fire too. 30 in concord, 31 in oakland. over the mountain tops, some of the gusts up to 65 miles per hour, may strengthen a little bit before it starts to weaken later today. >> i heard the wind howling last night. >> you could feel it. >> more on your weekend forecast coming up. we begin with breaking news from